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Creator Economy: What Is It and How Can You Start Monetizing Your Passion

Creator Economy: What Is It and How Can You Start Monetizing Your Passion

October 02, 2022

 

The Internet is filled with content created by thousands of users around the planet. These people have achieved recognition, success, and —for the boldest— financial growth. This is possible thanks to the Creator Economy that rules the online world.

But what is the Creator Economy? It's pretty simple.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Creator Economy allows "creators [to] make money directly from their audience. It consists of consumers [and] entrepreneurs that cater to their audience, advertisers, and companies that market to artistic entrepreneurs".

Whenever someone posts content online (be it images, videos, audio, knowledge, services, products, or creativity —among others) and get some monetary reward, that person is an active part of the Creator Economy.

  • 2M+ professionals make content full-time
  • 46.7M create content part-time

However, getting to the point where your online side business will allow you to quit your full-time job and live out of your passion-driven content is not easy.

Here's the Kosmic Dust Bullet-Proof Guide to Dip your Toes in the Creator Economy!

STEP 1: CREATE CONTENT

The first thing a Creator who wants to monetize their content needs to do is create something that others consider valuable.

Are you a talented illustrator? Can you narrate a video game session like no one else? Do you know how to edit cool pictures and turn them into GREAT images? Are you an expert on any field of knowledge and learned how to share that in a fun way? Do you have the looks of a model?

There's no limit to the possibilities! Shine a light on that quality that makes you unique, and use it to your advantage!

STEP 2: ???

It's not a question mark. Instead, Step 2 goes way beyond a single thing to do. To achieve success, you must pursue and reach several checkpoints:

  • BUILD AN AUDIENCE interested in what you create and interacts with you through your content.
  • LEARN TO LISTEN to what others need from you and find the best way to deliver. Listen will also give you valuable insights into the value of your work.
  • KNOW YOUR COMPETITORS because some markets are already overfilling. Plenty of people try to sell the same thing, so you have to know how to stand out from the crowd and become the most attractive offer.
  • FIND THE TOOLS that will let you manage your business with ease while letting you concentrate on the content you're creating.
  • REACH A HIGH-QUALITY STANDARD (AND STICK TO IT!). This might be the most challenging part yet. Great things will come out of you if you put your heart into it! When someone truly believes in what they do, it shows and attracts a more significant audience daily. 

STEP 3: PROFIT

Now that you got your game going, it is time to start getting that precious coin from it.

Look for a platform compatible with your creations (YouTube, Tiktok, Twitch, Instagram, Teachable, Etsy, or even Patreon and OnlyFans). Drive your audience towards those channels and offer extra incentives to those willing to pay for your content.

If you prefer to build your personal brand or have an online business, you can create a website (WordPress or Medium comes to mind for this purpose). Then strengthen it with a solid profile on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest.

You can even add ad revenue exchanges on your site or create a newsletter or a podcast that helps you build a closer link to your audience. How about organizing live events or online courses about what you do? Promote some brand you love (and that loves you back) through sponsored content or product placement.

There's also a chance to join an Affiliate Marketing Program and earn from the purchases of your audience. There are good associates, like Kosmic Dust, through our Kosmonaut Program. Our partnership program gives you sweet rewards and lets you share the program's benefits with your followers, customers, or clients. 

As with the kind of content you can create, the possibilities for monetizing it are endless. Stick around our blog cause we are 100% going to share some insider tips with you.

Got any ideas about getting involved with the Creator Economy? Get in touch with the Kosmic Dust Community on social media and make that idea grow!

As we always say about health issues, there's nothing better than consulting a professional before taking any action that may affect you or your well-being. We strongly recommend that you seek an expert to help you assess your financial situation, the new endeavors you can pursue, and how to achieve them according to your specific circumstances.




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